I am having the same problem. I don't have any ideas, except that the test run may having been installed at some point?
Using top, I've let the installer run as long as 90 minutes and seen that it is not frozen, it is actually doing something (cpu use moving up and down), but it never finishes.
I have only had to log in as root twice, and have not had any problems.
BTW. has anyone had problems logging in? Once, my password just did not work for my admin user (ie normal) account. This followed creating a new machine account for my girl, then loggin in and setting that up...
Try to login as root. your admin password should work. The problem is unix restrictions on adding files to the system folders.
I am unsure if you can do this from the terminal, i can't but you can login as root from the main screen.
And you can login as "console" and get just the shell.
Apple has posted this TIL: http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n106019
on their support sites. Basically, to get dvd to work, boot into os9. The documentation does say that dvd is not supported,
Alot of problems that I have been posting to like
"my dvd's don't work"
Are answered in the help system. This is beta software, and your first inclination should be to check the help to see if there is a limitation to what you are doing, with this release that seems to be especially...
That is why this is a beta. Not a final release.
Test it for stability (but it is a beta)
test it for for speed(but it is a beta)
Apple needs sceptics like yourself. Email them feed back, that is what the beta process is about, then they will/can fix stuff.
I think the problem you...